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WORLD-CLASS Table Tennis Tactics 1 (Mizutani’s serve revisited) — TOMORROW TABLE TENNIS


Hi there! Today marks the beginning of our new tactics’ series Before we do that, I just want to clarify
several things I said in the Mizutani’s video Some of you [thank you ^^] mentioned that
spin has three rotational axes. Let’s say this is x.. y.. and z-axis
Rotating about the x-axis, that’s topspin and backspin
That dictates the movement vertically The horizontal movement is actually controlled
by spinning about the z-axis, like this This is called a corkscrew spin
And last time I mentioned sidespin which spins about the y-axis
It spins on top and parallel to the table, so it doesn’t produce any friction
Now we know that in Mizutani’s serve, the curve is mainly produced by [corkscrew] spin,
like this The ball curves away
As last time I mentioned, you can still combine a backspin stroke with a sidespin stroke
because when you do that, you are naturally adding the corkscrew spin
Here, I want to emphasize the movement towards your stomach which gives you more cork spin Now, I want to share with you a very useful tactic or combination
which is when your opponent serves, you come in a do a banana flip, then do a backhand
topspin off the bounce Nowadays, in table tennis, taking the initiative
is super advantageous This highly offensive combination helps you with that Notice the difference between a backhand drive
and a backhand topspin off the bounce Backhand drive is mainly hitting without brushing. The ball slows down as it travels
But backhand topspin off the bounce has a lot of brushing.
The ball accelerates when it lands on the table contributing to its fast rhythm which makes it very effective Now let’s talk about placement
Once you come in to do the banana flip to your opponent’s backhand
They’ll probably block it to your backhand, a cross court
You can just wait here to do your three lines Especially, I find it very effective to do
a backhand topspin down the line So you’re attacking the two corners
You always have to get ready for the next ball and if they return it, you can do another cross court Here are several world-class examples Now, I’ll briefly go through the important points First, step in your right leg, then after you finish the banana flip, you have to thrust
your right leg against the ground And your left leg has to jump with your right
leg, together And return to your ready position so that
your left foot is slightly in front of your right foot You have to move quickly, or it’ll look something like this .-. Once you’re in this position, you should have a relatively low center of gravity to start
with Then, thrust your leg and move your center
of gravity upward and forward So you are using your whole body to execute the shot Be careful the ball is coming very fast with topspin on it You should always find the point where you
can utilize the force that’s carried on the ball Lastly, there’re three details you should follow First thing: your hand has to be higher than looping a backspin So somewhere around here [ok.. maybe a bit lower than that] Second point: you have to contact the ball earlier when it’s still rising
Thirdly, remember to brush the ball which is crucial for consistency and quality
Try this combination in your game and see if it’s effective
Also, I want to invite all of you to think about if your opponent is using this tactic,
what are some effective ways to deal with that. Leave in the comments below and we’ll explore
in the next video. Thank you for watching!

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